...for remodeling!! *groan*
M wants a new kitchen. I'm not crazy about our kitchen, but I can live with it for a while longer. Obviously, we don't have $30,000++ to gut the kitchen and do it right. Who does? Right? So we are looking at a budget of maybe $4,000. We've been talking about doing the remodeling sometime this summer. I know M has been itching to get rid of our ugly, uncleanable linoleum floors for some time, and she had mentioned maybe getting started on the floor as early as Spring Break. So it was no surprise when M and friends began ripping up the floor last weekend. We have hardwood floors throughout our old house and were really hoping to salvage the wood floors we were certain were under the linoleum.
Unfortunately, between the hundreds of screw holes in the floor, the glue stuck all over it, and the multiple holes that were cut out at some time in the past for pipes and duct work to the basement, and then patched with plywood and cement, there isn't really anything to save. We're planning to get an estimate on how much it would cost to have new hardwood floors installed to match the old ones. If it's too much, we'll be tiling the floor ourselves. So the pictures you see here are not the photos of the destruction, those will be coming soon. No, these pictures I retrieved from Google image search to give you an idea of the look we will be aiming for.
Right now we have dark wood cabinets, PINK countertops and backsplash, watermelon and cherry wallpaper and we had a hideous linoleum floor. I've told you what we plan to do with the floor. We're planning to keep the cabinets, sand them down and paint them white and add new hardware. We're planning to have new black stone countertops and backsplash installed. We want a timeless, classic look to go with our 1930s house. We'll see how close we get. Stay tuned for pictures and wish us luck!